Sunday, July 25, 2010

Class of 1970

I graduated from high school in a small mountain mining town. Every summer the town celebrates its heritage with Old Timers/Miners Days. Class reunions are often held at the same time. This weekend was my 40th (gasp - is that possible) reunion.
So Kaiden and his parents whose graduating classes were larger than our entire school K-12 and Tito who grew up in LA staked out their spot to watch a parade

led by Grand Marshalls in a bulldozer;

and children and dogs walked;

classic cars lined up;

fire trucks joined in ;

with a rusty truck whose owner joked he only had 11 more payments;

and the best of all - the flat bed carrying the classes of 1960 and 1970 (the seats are from our school's auditorium).

Then everyone headed to the park for lunch -hamburgers and hot dogs - you bring a side dish and catching up with your classmates and others.

Twelve of us attended (2 are not pictured). It was so much fun!


grammy said...

How fun that must have been (o:
I thunk if I remember right there may have been a few Hippies there in the 70's
I went to school in Frederick...till high school then weall had to go to either Eir High School or Longmont (which I chose). For the first 9 years of school there were 30 some kids in my class then I went to a school with 500 in my graduating class (I have to look that up because now I am curious how many there were.

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, I had to smile because my 40th reunion is coming up this Sept. but I won't be going-it is back in Ca. and just to pricey to go plus I only have one dear friend I am close with now. Glad you had so much fun, got to get to this town before the summer is over.
Have a great week.

Jeanie said...

I love the classic cars....well, I just love a parade. Your pictures are great.

I graduated in '65, but from a big high school in Tulsa, OK. It looks like you Nederland guys had a cool reunion.

Nezzy said...

Woohoo, me too!!! This Ozark farm chick's classes motto was: "Were the class that always ready...we're the class of 1970!" 'Had a little trouble rhyming the '70 thing...and I never really knew what the heck we were ready for. Looks like ya'll had a grand reunion.

From the hot sunny hills and hollers of the Missouri Ponderosa, ya'll have a wonderfully blessed day!!!

Anonymous said...

We did have a lot of fun. Didn't we? So hard to believe it's been 40 yrs. we still act like we in High School. Kaiden looked like he was enjoying it too. Kat